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Franci Neely Reflects on the Books That Changed Her Life

Houston philanthropist Franci Neely says reading is not only one of her top hobbies, but she finds great stress relief in the pages of a compelling book. In fact, Neely’s had such a lifelong love for reading, she looks back fondly on her childhood days when she would write stories and plays and act them out for neighborhood children.

“There is never just one book. Since I was a little girl, I’ve had my nose in books,” Franci Neely told


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